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Virginia Humanities Fellows Karen Chase (Carrying Independence), Keith Clark (Navigating the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines: A Roadmap for Readers), and Charles Thompson (Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice In an Unsettled Land) share their most recent works. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.
Why should you attend?
“Sometimes you can learn more about a war from a good novel than you can from a history book. That’s what Karen A. Chase does in Carrying Independence. She vividly evokes what it was like to be in the trenches of the Revolutionary War in a way that few—if any—historians have done.” ―Marc Leepson, author of Lafayette: Idealist General
“Believable characters, an engaging narrative, and asense of historical reality…The best aspect for me, of course, is the presence of Shawnee people who are reasonable, thinking human beings.” ―Colin Calloway, National Book Award Finalist for The Indian World of George Washington, and Professor Native American Studies Dartmouth College
“This book isn’t just the story of one person’s lifelong fight for justice for family farmers and rural communities. Going Over Home is a call that inspires the reader to stand shoulder to shoulder with family farmers in their daily struggle. It puts into words why all of us at Farm Aid believe in family farmers and rural America, and why their survival matters to all of us―no matter where we live.” ―Willie Nelson, president, Farm Aid